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What makes an ideal Executive Search candidate?

Executive search isn’t your average candidate job hunt. Unlike the conventional process, sourcing a C-suite candidate is a targeted, nuanced journey through the absolute cream of the crop. This is a search for those who are exceeding expectations, changing their industries and truly disrupting things.

A perfect case study of the calibre head-hunters expect from a search is the recent WeWork leadership void left by the highly controversial Adam Neumann. The eccentric and sometimes dangerously unpredictable CEO was ousted from the company by failing to maintain his vision for the future of the brand. In short, he wasn’t up to the task. Since his departure, rumours have been flooding in thick and fast, with some truly exceptional names being touted. One such same is John Legere – a man who intrinsically understood the brand he was moving into, ‘big-four’ US carrier contender and up until Legere’s tenure, the visible straggler of the bunch, T-Mobile.

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